Readers Speak Out!

Readers Speak Out

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  117 comments for “Readers Speak Out!

  1. William
    January 1, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Well, Wrecks keeps digging the hole deeper. Now he wants all phone records, text messages, etc. from Antonivich’s office from last year regarding the power plant issue and his replacement of Vern Lawson Jr. on the AVAQMD board.

    I’m guessing he’ll find nothing, nothing at all to work with. Then, he’ll claim a ‘cover up’. Isn’t that just like him?

    So, small business and Lancaster business in general will suffer from Wrecks’s non-stop attacks on Palmdale and now Antonovich.

    He just can’t help himself.

  2. avcares
    December 31, 2013 at 7:23 pm


    May 2014 bring you all that you desire….


    December 31, 2013 at 9:06 am






    Coalition for Open Government v. City of Lancaster, Case No. BC499047
    Quartz Hills Cares v. City of Lancaster, Case No. BS 122336
    Palmdale v. Lancaster – Case No. BC443280
    Lancaster v. Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (HACoLA) Case No. MC023649
    Rubin v. Lancaster – United States District Court Case No. CV 10-4046 DSF (JCx)
    Miracle Star Women’s Recovering Community, Inc. et al. v. City of Lancaster, et al. LASC Case No. MC 020079
    Save Our Neighborhood Group v. City of Lancaster, et al. Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS 121501.
    Included Actions:
    Los Angeles County Waterworks District No. 40 v. Diamond Farming Co.
    Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Case No. BC325201;

    Los Angeles County Waterworks District No. 40 v. Diamond Farming Co.
    Superior Court of California, County of Kern, Case No. S-1500-CV-254-348

    Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc. v. City of Lancaster, Diamond Farming Co. v. City of Lancaster, Diamond Farming Co. v. Palmdale Water District
    Superior Court of California County of Riverside, consolidated actions;
    Case Nos. RIC 353 840, RIC 344 436, RIC 344 668
    Santa Clara Case No. 1-05-CV 049053
    Shabazz v. Parris, USDC, Central Case No. CV12-5803 SVW (JEM)



    • AV Town Crier
      December 31, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      Very good report. I hope yo continue to post. The people need the truth and, alas the AV Town Crier is kaput since I retired.

      • Adam Chant
        December 31, 2013 at 7:33 pm

        Truth and Opinion are mutually exclusive and here there is more opinion than Truth. At best it’s selective to bolster an opinion and at worst intentionally deceptive and of no service to the many businesses which are named here and in fact still in business.
        You know it’s one thing to disagree with the actions of the City and the elected officials, but how about in 2014 everyone try to focus the gaze of frustration more directly at those responsible for it and not at the small business owners.
        Anyone can search this site and specifically the respective businesses Facebook pages to see that many of them are still operating. Some have moved their businesses to other communities and others have just relocated to what they feel are greener pastures. It’s hard enough to be in business the last thing anyone needs is to be used as a punch line for digital dribble.

        There is no valid retort either, the intent is obvious and there is no need for it.

        How about everyone try to be more productive instead of destructive in 2014. We might actually accomplish something good for community for once.

        • Scott Pelka
          December 31, 2013 at 8:30 pm

          Adam… Wa Wa Wa. Quit crying and accept the truth.

          • William Henderson
            December 31, 2013 at 10:56 pm

            More love for each other in 2014!
            I love you Scott Pelka!!!

        • :(
          January 1, 2014 at 1:18 am

          Adam is right. Don’t take it out on the small businesses. Take it out on Rex. I’m no fan of the clown. Although I enjoy his being spanked here, I plan on donating to those running against him. It will go a lot farther than bad mouthing him. Rex has money. Those who run against him don’t! Level the playing field. Start with his hand picked council. In less than 4 months there will be an election. Get rid of Rex’s “yes” men.

          Do Lancaster’s small businesses a huge favor, get off your asses, and work at getting rid of Rex and his pets.

          If you’re a small business, being hurt by the fact that half the valley won’t shop at your stores because of Rex, get busy replacing him and his. Until he’s gone, all the pointing out that it’s Rex and not you, won’t do you a bit of good.

          Until there is a new face representing Lancaster, your business will suffer. To much water under the bridge for those who he’s made enemies! Potential customers won’t start shopping Lancaster because they feel sorry for you. No forgiving Rex his trespasses, and shopping Lancaster.

          Want business to double? Dump your mayor!

          • William
            January 1, 2014 at 10:53 am

            @ :(
            Exactly. No one is against small businesses but Adam Chant keeps playing that tune. They are against Rex Parris and as long as he is mayor and pulls stuff with his neighbors in Quartz Hill and Palmdale, people don’t want to patronize his city and give him sales tax dollars.

            Small business owners need to take it up with Rex and not blame people for not shopping and dining in Lancaster. That won’t bring them back.

            Simple as that.

            Does anyone other than Adam Chant think that the BLVD was going to be the ‘world class ramblas’ that Rex bragged about? It was predictable from the onset that the it would turn out just as it has- bad location, bad traffic flow, bad parking, and bad planning.

            Can Adam explain how an established business like Barone’s couldn’t make it on the BLVD? They weren’t amateurs. There is little pedestrian traffic unless there’s an event. It’s hard to say what will work to make it work now without spending another $10 million in more landscaping and that’s is still iffy.

            Has Adam ever spoken directly to Rex about his bad public relations and how it’s affecting businesses in Lancaster and especially the BLVD?

  4. Dora
    December 29, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I want to wish everyone a Very Healthy & Happy New Year!!

    May 2014 bring us all better and brighter times…

    Stay safe out there everyone!!!

  5. Mrs M
    December 25, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Words of Wisdom….

    1. The nicest thing about the future is . . .that it always starts tomorrow.

    2. Seat belts are not as confining .. . .as wheelchairs.

    3. How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark . …to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?

    4. No one has more driving ambition than the teenage boy (or girl) . . ..who wants to buy a car.

    5. There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 am……….like, it could be the right number.

    6. The trouble with bucket seats is that . . .not everybody has the same size bucket.

    7. Money can’t buy happiness . . ..but somehow it’s more comfortable to cry in a Rolls Royce than a Kia.

    8. Life isn’t tied with a bow . . ..but it’s still a gift.

    And finally……

    9. Do you realise that, in about 40 years . . .we’ll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos? (And rap music will be the Golden Oldies!)

    Have a safe and Happy Holiday, everyone!!

  6. Stinger
    December 25, 2013 at 3:52 am

    Nothing political, nothing of spite. Just a heartfelt wish to all for a Merry Christmas, and to all a good night! :-)

    December 24, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Happy Holidays Everyone!!

    Wishing all the readers and staff of AVTIMES a very Merry Christmas!!

    Have a wonderful, Healthy and Happy New Year!!

    Please be careful out there.

  8. dumbandblind
    December 12, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Happy holidays Avtimes, to you and family. Thanks for keeping everyone informed. Keep up the excellent work. More power to you.

  9. Maria paesano
    December 12, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Regarding assemblyman Steve Foxs account of his “achievements” and “progress” this last year……. maria writes…..Like the rest of the cronies on the city council, the school board, the police departments, social services, juvenile ( youth) organizers, unions, medical workers, business owners, and the so-called ” professionals” you take credit for employing you are all nothing more than a disgusting network of MANIPULATERs , liars and thieves. HOW DARE YOU pretend that ANYTHING you do or are doing has / is in effort to truly help any of the CITIZENS who live here. The only people you benefit are those who are in cahoots to help line yours and their pockets and bank accounts with OUR MONEY. I fully intend to address every issue you have outlined here including the redevelopment money scam, your fake ” local” enterprise zone, the real purpose for drone testing and who gets ” targeted” ( see articles on traffic accidents ), how our water was “stolen” ( much like our other utilities and resources ) , the political ,financial and intellectual scam involving our schools and universities, the HOUSING SCAM and it’s true purpose ( to own and control people’s possessions and lives) and the latest issue involving assault, battery and shut down ( more like ” shut up” ) these ” athletes”? ( is that what your calling me? Huh funny ) who would be a threat to putting an end to your “game” . Well believe me it’s not over. To all of you out there who have been affected and hurt financially, mentally, physically and emotionally by these liars and thieves I will not give up and will find a way to reveal the information and the TRUTH behind all this fraud and deception that has destroyed the lives of so many good and honest people. PLEASE those of you who have been hurt/ affected by these or any other issues, post your story/ experience either here or to the paper or at council meetings…( am sorry I was not at the last one as I was attacked several days before in my home )..I know how hard they can make it to do that BELIEVE ME, but this situation will only get worse ( and very soon ) unless more people come forward and put a stop to this deceit. I think an emergency meeting is in order…. If anyone out there can help , please we need you!!!

    • SEER
      December 12, 2013 at 10:07 pm


  10. Justasking!
    December 12, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Nelson Mandela, can’t anyone tell me if he really was a hero to his country and Why? What did he preach?

    • Jason
      December 12, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      Just look into his history and what he stood for. He was a Communist that formed the military wing of the ANC and committed terrorist acts. Look up necklacing, he was a fond believer in that. The entire reason he was in prison was he plead guilty to 156 counts of public violence and acts of terrorism. He refused release from prison because he wouldnt renounce the violence by the ANC. He might be a hero to certain portions of his country but theres many others that would say he is nowhere close to a hero.

  11. Lancasterresident
    December 11, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Has there been any updates on the 2 men who kicked in the front door of 2 Lancaster homes and said they were police officers. Last time I heard the police were still looking for them…Hopefully a alert resident will spot them and help out the police once more :).
    Need to get them off the streets if they aren’t already!!

  12. Constan Tinopla
    December 10, 2013 at 9:11 am

    “Jury reaches verdict in Angela Spaccia’s Bell corruption trial

    By Jeff Gottlieb
    December 9, 2013, 4:45 p.m.

    The jury has reached a verdict in the trial of Angela Spaccia, the former Bell assistant city administrator accused of public corruption.

    Court officials said the jury would be read as soon as the defendant and prosecutors were gathered in the courthouse.

    Spaccia is being tried on 13 counts of felony corruption, including misappropriation of public funds. Prosecutors contended she and her boss, Robert Rizzo, raided the town’s treasury by giving themselves huge salaries and extraordinary retirement benefits even as the city was starting to run out of money.”,0,6336345.story#ixzz2n5mrupEJ

    Now is Palmdale’s turn to see justice done. Let’s push for an investigation for fraud against Corrales, Standford, Ferrin former PSD board members, & Bynum and Gallizzi.

  13. William
    December 8, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    “There is NO COMPETENT EVIDENCE in this record that the PHPP poses any threat to the health of the public in general, or to residents of Lancaster in particular.”
    –California Energy Commission, Final Decision–

    Just how many times does this have to be repeated before it sinks into the noggins of Parris, Crist and others?

    100 times?
    1000 times?
    a zillion times?

    And, no, we didn’t find WMDs in Iraq. Barack Obama was born in Hawaii and is an American citiizen. And, even Pope Francis has a problem with ‘trickle down economics’.

    Yet, people will continue to live in their ‘alternate universes’.

    • Joe
      December 9, 2013 at 1:45 am

      Still troubled by those birds, eh William?

      • William
        December 9, 2013 at 8:28 am

        You’re still hung up on the birds, poor Joe. Didn’t you hear of Rex’s plan to play bird sounds to soothe the people walking the BLVD? I guess it didn’t go over well. But, I didn’t make it up.

        Funny how you didn’t respond directly to the power plant issue and what the CEC’s final decision said and had to go off on a tangent which you were wrong about in the first place.

        You need to catch up. It may take years, so start right away.

        • G. Harrison
          December 9, 2013 at 11:40 am

          Rex is more worried that an electricity plant he thinks will send Bangladesh underwater than he is about his own city that has skyrocketing unemployment. I love Bangladesh too but its not going underwater and no electricity plant or campfire or whatever burns is going to send Bangladesh underwater. Even the birds make more sense and they make no sense at all.

          • William
            December 9, 2013 at 2:49 pm

            Poor Wrecks. Poor, poor Wrecks. While he’s messing with Palmdale another restaurant on the BLVD closed this weekend. Sad.

            There are so many empty store fronts on the ‘heart of Valley’ BLVD, it makes ya wonder if Wrecks has to see an eye doctor to know what’s going on. I’m guessing by the time all his solar farms are built a new technology with make them obsolete such as the Bloom Box.

            It was reported he wasn’t at the Christmas Parade Saturday. He’s been laying low lately while Crist does the dirty work trashing the power plant with his fantasy complaints unsupported by any facts according to the CEC.

            It great not see have to see or hear Wrecks as often but I hope he’s not up to some other shady activities. You never know with him. He’s desperate. The birthing center fell through. BYD is under investigation. If the judge’s decision is overturned in the Palmdale election lawsuit and the AVAQMD approves the power plant, Wrecks may as well pack up and leave town.

        • Joe
          December 10, 2013 at 1:10 am

          I don’t give a squirt about the power plant, I just like to rattle your cage. Find someone who cares what you think. It may take years, so start right away.

          • William
            December 10, 2013 at 7:28 am

            Copy cat. When, oh when, are you gonna do your own thinking? Start now because it may take you years, if it ever happens.

          • Joe
            December 11, 2013 at 12:44 am

            Is that the best you can do Bill? Wow.

          • William
            December 11, 2013 at 8:31 am

            Dearest Joe, you don’t deserve my best material.

            For someone who doesn’t care what I think, you sure do reply often enough.

            Your turn.

          • Joe
            December 13, 2013 at 12:59 am

            I’ve seen your best, it’s not.

          • William
            December 13, 2013 at 8:18 am

            @ Joe, It took you 2 days to come up with that lame reply. I’m insulted that you put so little effort into it, but it was to be expected.

            It was unlikely that you could or would come up with a real zinger. Your home schooling didn’t provide you with the sharpness required on the internet.

          • Joe
            December 14, 2013 at 12:34 am

            I think you need to wind your calendar.

    • AV Town Crier
      December 9, 2013 at 12:43 pm

      Marvin Crist says that the deadly plume will float over east Lancaster and kill thousands of minority children. Marvin wouldn’t lie, now would he?

      • ...
        December 9, 2013 at 6:19 pm

        Hahahahahahahah! X-D

      • sikntired
        December 9, 2013 at 6:43 pm

        He needs to more concerned about his huge gut killing him.

      • Resident Cynic
        December 9, 2013 at 8:06 pm

        Ya gotta give Marv some credit here. How anyone can stand in front of a group of people and tell such BS with a straight face is a talent. He must be a helluva poker player. At the rate he’s piling it up, he’ll be on staff at the R. Rex Parris law firm in no time and he’ll be shoveling BS to jurors across the land. Happiness is Shoveling It to Others, dontcha know.

  14. Stinger
    November 29, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Happy Thanksgiving. Or, as Miley Cyrus might say: “Happy Twerky Day.”


  15. Forewarned
    November 28, 2013 at 6:13 am
  16. A. Richards
    November 26, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I thought it was fishy seeing a “special” board meeting on the day before the district shut down for the holiday….. and seeing TWO Radford’s getting a nice promotion makes you scratch your head even more…. please tell me it is just by chance they have the same last name…. if not, must be nice to get a family wide early Christmas….

    The Board of Trustees approved the following actions during the special Board Meeting held on Tuesday, November 26, 2013…

    1. Appointing Mr. Steve Radford to the position of Regional Director of College/Career Preparation and Adult Education. Effective December 2nd, Mr. Radford will begin transitioning from his role as Principal of Palmdale High School to the role of Regional Director, assuming the responsibilities for establishing and directing a regional consortium for Adult Education within the Antelope Valley Union High School District.

    Mr. Matt Anderson, will be transitioning from his current role as Principal of Antelope Valley High School to Principal of Palmdale High School. Mr. Anderson comes to PHS with proven credentials – successfully leading the effective “Turnaround” Model at AVHS, transforming the students, staff, and school culture through strong, positive leadership.

    2. Appointing Mrs. Jodie Radford to the position of Interim Principal at Antelope Valley High School for the remainder of the 2013-14 school year. Mrs. Radford is currently the Assistant Principal at AVHS and has established excellent rapport with the faculty and staff.

  17. Donald
    November 26, 2013 at 6:33 am
    • anotherdummy
      November 27, 2013 at 9:51 am

      And that is over a year old. I wonder how much worse we are now.

  18. Cornhusker
    November 22, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    So funny how the libs have all become silent when Idiotbamacare flopped.

    • Stinger
      November 22, 2013 at 11:39 pm

      The ACA has not ‘flopped.’ The website is simply crappy and in need of reprogramming.

      I am amazed at all the ridiculous assumptions I’ve been reading across the blogosphere that ‘ObamaCare’ has somehow failed simply because of a faulty website initialization. This is like saying that all Mercedes Benz cars are terrible cars and poorly made just because the website might go down and ordering one online isn’t possible temporarily while you can still go to the dealer and get one – just as you can still go to an ACA ‘Navigator’ to do the paperwork and set up while the site is undergoing reprogramming.

      • Richard
        November 25, 2013 at 7:37 am

        True it hasn’t flopped…yet. Obama keeps changing the “rules” till after the 2014 election. Why’s that? Does he think the voters will forget about it? Yes, the roll out of Obamacare website has it’s problems but it has also opened a lot of peoples eyes as to what Obamacare is all about. Time will tell if Obamacare will be successful.

      • Jason
        November 25, 2013 at 11:59 am

        It hasnt failed just because of a faulty website. Its failed because its a failure. The website is just another part of the failure. It makes me laugh that people gloss over the problems of the website and how they came about. That was a colossal $600M failure thanks to Michelle Obama being friends with a top executive at the company involved. Weird how theres no out cry from the left over the no bid process there.

        This is the same company that got fired from the province of Ontario for failing to build a medical registry website that worked. Three of the four states the same company have built websites for, have had major issues as well.

      • PD
        November 25, 2013 at 12:38 pm

        Correct, ACA not flopped yet but I do ask what has been successful with ACA?

        For this widespread policy not to be considered a flaming pile of policy crap than you must have have some successes too point to. There are none to demonstrate that faith in ACA is warranted.

        • G. Richards
          December 14, 2013 at 8:04 pm

          All the flack now, is people getting cancelled when Obama said “you could keep your policy if you want”. Even though this problem is happening to 5 million people, if you figure that against the total population of 317 million, less then 2% of the country is having this problem. A better comparison could be that if Obama was 2% wrong, doesn’t that make him 98% correct? Oh well, never mind me, let’s all focus on that 2% along with Fox.

    • Raymond
      November 22, 2013 at 11:52 pm

      I’m a lib and the ACA hasn’t had enough time to become a flop. What amazes me are people who believe changing healthcare for a nation of over 300 million people was supposed to be easy or mistake free! I do get tired of hearing those who have actively work against the ACA’s success whine about it. Good thing we don’t have you lazy American’s working on anything important, as big change requires a “can do” attitude and a will to work, which you whiners obviously don’t posses! Why not get out of our way as we bring healthcare to those you all have ignored throughout your political careers and lives!

      • William
        November 23, 2013 at 12:11 am

        Well said, Raymond. I’m not too worried about the current flap over the ACA roll out disaster.

        Americans have short attention spans. They already forgot the shutdown and will forget the website glitches once corrected.

        THEN, it’s back to Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi or birth certificates.

        Darryl Issa is going to investigate, (what a joke he is) the census and the ‘cooked’ unemployment numbers, etc. Then, the GOP will do with those what they’ve doing with ‘voter suppression’, ‘women’s health issues’ and even the ACA. Obstuct, sabotage, and lie, lie, lie.

        BTW. I’m so glad Majority Leader Harry Reid changed the filibuster. The republicans abused it like never before. Now, they are upset and whining. Good! They need to be sent to bed without dinner and grounded for the rest of the year.

        • Richard
          November 25, 2013 at 7:41 am

          I’m so glad Majority Leader Harry Reid changed the filibuster too. Because what goes around comes around.

          • Chris B
            November 25, 2013 at 8:56 am

            ObamaCare has been a JOKE since it’s inception. Now Americans are having to deal with cancelled policies and (more) lies from the POTUS and his cronies.
            Regarding Benghazi, if that was you or one of your loved ones, I doubt you would be so blasé with your comment. Americans died, needlessly. You sicken me.
            I, and many Americans, will not forget…

          • Mr. Mister
            December 9, 2013 at 10:35 am

            @Chris B, Americans have been dying, needlessly, in the Middle East for over a decade now. No lies from the previous POTUS though, right?
            As far as the ACA goes, I was a able to keep coverage for an extra 3 years on my mother’s plan, have no annual limits on the plan, and everything I NEED is covered and cannot be denied. Some JOKE that is, right? Or is it only a JOKE if it doesn’t directly benefit you? Because if that’s the case, then some many of our nation’s laws are a JOKE because I reap nothing from them. Sounds ignorant, yes? You are certainly living in the Fox’s burrough.

      • Jason
        November 25, 2013 at 12:08 pm

        Everyone knew it wasnt going to be easy or mistake free except those pushing for it. You think maybe if people hadnt been continuously lied to for three years, their attitudes about this might be a little more different? But hey being told your insurance was going to be cheaper only to find out, you have to pay more monthly then on top of that have to pay higher deductibles and out of pocket expenses while getting less is something to be thrilled about huh? Or that if you choose not to have it, you get penalized for it. Really good thing there. The MAJORITY of Americans didnt want this bill then and even more dont want it now because its not what was told to us.

      • Jason
        November 25, 2013 at 12:13 pm

        And its also quite funny that you bring up “can do” attitude and a will to work while talking about a law that is in place exactly for people who dont have that attitude and will.

    • Joe
      November 25, 2013 at 1:41 am

      Yes, you can read here first hand comments from people enjoying signing up for the ACA.

    • William
      November 25, 2013 at 3:17 am

      Funny how so many people point to other people’s problems signing up for ACA/Obamacare as though they give a hoot about those people. Really.

      • Joe
        November 27, 2013 at 1:12 am

        I guess they’re filtering out all the positive comments.

        • Mr. Mister
          December 9, 2013 at 10:42 am

          Have you ever heard of the notion that those most willing to write a review are the ones who had a negative experience, while those who have positive ones don’t take the time to rant? But I guess that isn’t sufficeint for you…

      • Joe
        December 7, 2013 at 12:49 am

        Some of those “other people” are my children you baboon.

    • William
      November 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm

      @Cornhusker. The tparty republicans are scared to death that Obamacare will eventually be up and running and Americans will like it.

      They’ve tried to repeal it over 40 times and the red states are doing whatever they can to sabotage it.

      The Koch brothers are spending millions on discouraging people from signing up especially young people.

      You try to get something done when crazies are working 24/7 to obstruct and destroy it.

      I’m sure you’ve heard that Medicare Part D have glitches when it first started but you’ve chosen to ignore that. I’m sure you ignore that the war in Iraq was based on lies. I’m sure you ignore a lot things that contradict what you’re fed by Fox News.

      • Joe
        November 25, 2013 at 3:45 pm
      • Richard
        November 26, 2013 at 5:50 am

        I just love how you Libs love to throw out the Fox News montra. I realize that if it isn’t Bill Mohr, Rachel  Maddow or Martin Bashir than it’s obviously not true. Pfff

        • William
          November 26, 2013 at 8:05 am

          [Removed] Something like 30% of tparty republicans still think the President was born in Kenya. Where did they get that information steadily for the last 5 years?

          Surveys have shown that Fox News viewers are among the least informed on current affairs of all the news outlets and even includes Jon Stewart’s Daily Show on Comedy Central.

          Fox won a lawsuit in Florida allowing them to lie and distort when delivering the news under the 1st Amendment. They actually argued for that right and it shows.

          Fox News wasn’t allowed to operate in Canada because they have a law banning dishonest news reporting.

          Now, you don’t like criticism of Fox News. You must be a big fan. A lot of AV conservatives are and they repeat the Fox talking points constantly.

          But, go ahead and watch it. Fox News certainly didn’t help Romney win and it was a hoot watching Karl Rove election night in pure meltdown. Priceless.

          Plus, their boss Rubert Murdoch is in lots of trouble in the UK for a phone hacking scandal and had to shutdown one of his papers.

          This is just a partial list of stuff but there’s lots more.

          • Jason
            November 26, 2013 at 11:55 am

            Heres a clue William, All MSM lie and distort when it comes to things, its not just Fox.

          • Richard
            November 26, 2013 at 2:21 pm
          • William
            November 26, 2013 at 4:37 pm

            Really? But, Fox argued in court under the 1st Amendment to be allowed to lie. They have no shame.

            And, I repeat, Canada wouldn’t let them operate there because they lie.

            As for Richard, the Kardashians, Honey Boo Boo and SpongeBob get high ratings too, along with Fox. They are all in the entertainment business after all, not the NEWS BUSINESS, RICHARD.

          • frank rizzo
            December 7, 2013 at 8:01 am

            Hmmm, you get on here and lie constantly, this website also distorts the truth as well.

          • G. Richards
            December 14, 2013 at 8:33 pm

            That law about reporting the truth in Canada, used to be the law in America too. Rupert Murdoch lobbied to get it relaxed here. It didn’t get much attention because it was floated under the guise that it was aimed at supermarket tabloids. And it was Republicans that hammered it through for him. The news you hear now on Fox, carries a permanent thank you to the GOP.

        • Resident Cynic
          December 7, 2013 at 4:49 pm

          Frank Rizzo – you say this website distorts the truth. Care to offer up an example?

  19. William
    November 19, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Apparently, ACA/Obamacare is rolling along quite well in California surpassing milestones.

    Meanwhile, those red states who are fighting it tooth and nail are the same states that receive more in federal aid than they send to Washington in taxes. And, they do the most complaining about the federal government while California is a donor state, sending more than it gets back.

    Oh, well. I’m glad I live in California and not one of those godforsaken red states. I’m not going to spend my life on earth avoiding or complaining about taxes which are high here but it’s worth it.

    • Richard
      November 20, 2013 at 7:08 am

      By law, Covered California must ask every applicant whether he or she wants to register to vote, inform applicants that registering to vote is not a condition of receiving health insurance coverage, direct enrollees who want to register to a link to online voter registration or a paper registration card and provide assistance with voter registration, if needed.

      Vote Democrat and we’ll give you free stuff for life! Yay!

    • Joe
      November 21, 2013 at 1:38 am

      The ACA is wonderful. You can read here all the comments from the people who have direct experience sinning up for this godsend.

    • Donald
      November 25, 2013 at 7:49 am

      Looks like the ACA/Obamacare rollout in California isn’t looking so good. An inappropriate amount of the older vs the younger population is signing up. Either the young whipper snappers get to signing up or the old people will have to pay higher premiums. OUCH!

  20. seer
    November 16, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    what is this, I see new home and commercial buildings erected. what about water rationing I hear about. they want landscaping without grass. where’s the water coming from to support these new buildings. make these developers solve this water problem? while they stuff their pockets with cash, we have a water crash. new city codes are enacted, guess who pays the price. yes, the residents, you.

  21. Camille
    November 15, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Also what about the palmdale parks and recreation deny a child with special needs to attend their summer camp because they do want their ABA there. And you notify city of palmdale lawyer who I never returns your phone calls to deal with the situation.

  22. Camille
    November 15, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    How about starting with the scjools and the school districts especially Lancaster showing so much ignirance towards families of children who have special needs. When is it ever ok for a principal, a resource teacher, and the school psychologist “professionally” diagnose your child stating that the child doesn’t have autism and it’s just bad behavior and the child needs more discipline at home? Even though the chikd has been diagnosed by multiple professionals since the age of 2! Or how about when they make up stories about your child just to send them home because you as the parent stay at home and can’t get a job because you get phone calls every day because they don’t want to deal with it

    • Nancy P
      November 15, 2013 at 11:45 pm

      Camille, you must know that there are LOTS of mothers who are claiming their kids have all this “handicap behavior” just so they can get SSI for the kids and then the kid get SSI for the rest of their lives. Many of that type of problem solved by a good diet of fresh foods, consistent rules and boundaries and a early bedtime in their own bed after a shower or bath. Teachers spend more awake time with kids than most parents do and want your children to succeed.

    • PeaceintheAV
      December 8, 2013 at 10:01 am

      Camille, if you feel that your child is not being serviced appropriately, remember when you have the IEP meeting that you are given a pamphlet of Procedural Safeguards? Read them, and exercise your rights.

  23. Nancy P
    November 15, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Crack down hard on everyone who grows it outside the law. Why is okay for some to grow and everyone defends their right, and then a couple of martial arts guys have a couple of plants and everyone freaks out?
    If something is against the law, enforce it equally to all who break that law. If weed is something the government (state, federal and county) is going to regulate, then figure out how it can be taxed and distributed without getting into the hands of children (under 18).
    @caligirl, I think a “cracker” is something that you eat with soup, sometimes shaped like a fish. ORRRR, it’s a reference that African Americans seem to be allowed to call white people, like “honky”. Comparable to how the “N” word has been used by some

    • Alan B
      November 15, 2013 at 2:18 pm

      Those martial art guys also beat the [removed] out of a teenager and tourtured him.

    • n.
      November 18, 2013 at 12:32 am

      Those martial art people you talk of are being charged with kidnapping and torture of a teenager. at least read an article before being not so smart .

      • Nancy P
        November 19, 2013 at 1:39 pm

        I was commenting on the guys growing a few plants. Maybe you should read a comment before you look “not so smart”.
        I realize they “kidnapped” some kid and inflicted pain on him. Maybe someone should ask why they chose him…and why they let him go in the middle of town if they really meant him harm. Story doesn’t make much sense.
        The few plants they were growing shouldn’t have any impact on the other charges.

        • jack
          November 27, 2013 at 9:12 pm

          Nancy you need to check yourself when you reply to ithers. Ain’t that the pot callung the kettle… smh. Your response to Camille was completely absurd. She wasn’t even talkung about ssi. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT! Also I did read that she responded to you and funny how it’s not on there anymore so you must be the one in charge of monitoring the comments. Does that make you feel better?

          • Nancy P
            November 28, 2013 at 12:20 am

            Maybe you didn’t get the memo. We can comment on anything we want and you dear Jack, don’t need to agree with me.
            Camille brought up special needs, I said what I think about that. There are people with special needs and the legitimate cases should be handled. However, there is so much fraud in the SSI system. Another way for criminals to fraud the government out of a monthly check so they can lay around smoking weed, having babies and going to the track.
            As far as the Martial Arts guys growing a couple of plants, I really don’t think that a big deal.
            Me monitoring someones comments…what a joke. I couldn’t care less what she had to say about my opinion.

          • Maria Paesano
            December 12, 2013 at 8:59 pm

            Dear jack,
            I’m not sure how much you actually do know about what’s going on here with this ” Nancy” but let me just say that there have been numerous issues that I have been involved in and commented on where ” nancy” has been DIRECTLY involved in assuring my comments are kept from being disclosed. Ill give you several examples and maybe you’ll get an even clearer picture if you don’t already know. For starters go to the article on ” candidate responds to Palmdale….” And read my comment ( Maria paesano ) significance? It was removed from comment page until THE DAY AFTER THE ELECTION when it was then put back on. I wonder who didnt want that posted huh? Also look at comment under ” Local Realtors and pet adoption ” please read my comment although only a portion of ALL THE FRAUD AND CRIMES that took place there. Again guess who was right there lurking to respond ( justify )or, I believe, to ” monitor” as you put it. And again what I posted about all the issues under ” Steve fox 36 district” had been removed 3 times which is why I put it under ” readers speak out” where it was also removed twice as well as my comments under can’t remember title but about the tapestry commission “celebration for Mandela”. WHICH HAS ALSO BEEN REMOVED. Maybe because I asked who might have been in town? Or because I know the tapestries real agenda? ( releasing prisoners , clearing record, liscense to kill ) Read that and you’ll get a whole new understanding on the term ” monitoring” and even “assault “. My 911 call was deliberately blocked and diverted directly to the one responsible for the assault on me ( still have the lump on my head )as they ran off with my child… and I assure you dear “nancy” your involvement was clear ( as well as a very familiar voice ( black woman )on the other end in the office asking me crazy questions at the time of a 911 call such as what did i do to provoke? get real, why would someone hit me in the head and run off with my child? noone was going to come unless i answered all her questions! ) All being asked of course while i was pretty much in shock from what had taken place. but , her face i will never forget ok ” nancy” ….I also have the trash containing the ” seizure” equipment package and instructions that was thrown away with some other very interesting things that I fully intend to use as evidence. Which leads to the next piece of evidence….. Her comments regarding her defensive attitude about having those “pot plants ” and her blause comment regarding the torture of ” some kid”. THIS IS NOT A JOKE Jack. These people really wanted to kill me ok

    • b
      December 3, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      how do you propose to keep weed out of the hands of children. everyday in Lancaster -KIDS I say KIDS are buying weed from people that buy medical marijuana – and may I add they are buying SPICE from adults that buy it in so-called Smoke shops – go and see the kids hanging out at 20th and J they will be sitting down loaded out of their minds . legal or not they will be be buying from adults – so what do you propose? how do you regulate lawbreakers that see no consequence to their actions.

  24. Fedup
    November 14, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    I would like to know why the intersection of 10th St West and Avenue J-8 has NO left green light signal! This intersection has had numerous accidents and its just feet away from Sunnydale School!

    Why has nothing been done about this horrific intersection with SO much traffic?!?!

    Rex, ANYBODYY????!!!!!!!!!

    • Paul
      November 15, 2013 at 11:09 am

      And the light at J4 and 10w has a ridiculously short walk time. I am able bodied and have to walk as fast as I can to get across and it’s always on the yellow light as I jump to get on the curb. Disabled people will surely be barely in the middle when the light changes on them.

    • Ken
      November 17, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      This intersection has a signal and crosswalks. I don’t see how a left turn lane would matter to crosswalk traffic except to add confusion. If there is a problem with school children crossing, a crossing guard is needed, not more lights.

  25. Trevor B.
    November 14, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    The other night, my dad and mom pulled up to Vallarta on 20th West and Ave I to get some water from the machine in front of the building. When they returned to their vehicle which is a Ford Expedition, the Truck would not start. Approximately 5 minutes later two Hispanic Males, One was younger in his late twenty’s about six feet in height, slim build and could not speak english, the other guy was about 5’7 and a stocky build and could speak english. They came over and proceeded to say they could fix the problem with the vehicle, and that they had a “computer” to check the problem. My dad proceeded to allow them to check the vehicle with the code reader, because we figured they were good simiratins. Afterward, they tell us it is an “electrical issue” and they can fix it for us, although we do not allow people to touch our vehicles so we kindly denied any more help, said thank you, and continued to try and fix the vechile.
    After calling the tow truck and waiting for about an hour, an individual showed up to get water from the machine in front of vallarta, This man walked over to us and asked us what was wrong with our vehicle, we said we do not know, we got out and when we came back it was no longer working. The man said that the same thing happened to his car a week prior in the same parking lot, and it turns out it was two guys who were walking around disconnecting wiring from underneath vehicles and then approaching the people after to offer to fix the problem they created.

    Needless to say, because of this man who walked up and relayed the information to us we were able to find out that the two Hispanic Males who walked up earlier in the night were actually the ones who disconnected the wiring under the car in the first place and have been doing this to numerous victims, and they charge $100 to “fix” the problem, that is RECONNECT THE WIRE THAT THEY DISCONNECTED IN THE FIRST PLACE.

    Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Blew off the report and gave us an “incident report” because they said this was not a crime, needless to say this is going on and hopefully no one else will become a victim of these scam artists, and if you are a victim call the Sheriffs and hopefully they will actually do something for you… Sadly even tho these guy were caught on camera the sheriffs will not be doing anything for us.

    • Rosa
      November 14, 2013 at 3:49 pm

      Thank you for posting this. Good thing to be aware of.

      • Just Saying
        November 17, 2013 at 8:33 pm

        For about $40, you can get a cheap dashcam on ebay. You will need a separate memory chip if you want a more useful video length, but crooks don’t like to loiter in their presence.

    • ...
      November 14, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      Not a crime!?! How about vandalism and fraud, just to start with! Typical Lancaster Sheriff attitude – if Rex hasn’t told them to deal with something, then it must not be a crime.

      Glad you posted about this. Maybe it will help protect innocent citizens, like the Lancaster Sheriffs are supposed to do.

      • G. Richards
        November 17, 2013 at 8:23 pm

        There is no such thing as “Lancaster Sheriffs”. It’s LA County Sheriff, and Rex or Ledford has little control over what LA County Sheriffs do. Take it up with Lee Baca.

        • ...
          November 21, 2013 at 6:38 am

          @G. Richards: Although you are correct that the name on the cars says LA County Sheriff, they are contracted local police forces for each of the cities in the AV, even having city seals on the sides of many of the units patrolling, making the differentiation appropriate. As such, the Client Cities have a significant say over how their cities are to be patrolled. In Lancaster, however, Wrecks has exhibited far more influence than even a client should have and has coopted the integrity of the local station, making it less Baca’s and more his own personal gestapo… Something Ledford would never do, I might add.

      • AV Town Crier
        November 22, 2013 at 11:14 am

        Tampering with a motor vehicle is a crime. The scam is a crime. Of course your $ million Spy-in-da-sky failed to see it.

        But the big question is; why would anybody in heir right mind: A: get out of their car? B: car unattended in Lancaster (Rexville)? Are you nuts?

        FYI Rex owns Lancaster Sheriff because he owns Lee Bacca. Just check how much Rex and his Cronies donate to his election slush fund.

    • Joe
      November 15, 2013 at 12:51 am

      By your description the Sheriffs would have to investigate every pair of Hispanics in town. The cops don’t have time to do an in-depth investigation of stuff like this, they are busy dealing with domestic violence, robberies, auto theft, assaults, etc. And if your lucky they might have six or seven cars available in the whole city to respond to them.

      • Nancy P
        November 15, 2013 at 10:08 am

        How is it that officers are always busy with other calls when most comments are about non response?
        The cops wouldn’t have to check out every “pair of Hispanics”. They could look at the surveillance video and watch for them or similar behavior. If they did it once, they’ll do it again. Show their pictures at shift change for a few days.
        Along with sensitivity training, a few of our young LASD, need to learn about patience.
        I recently had some guys parked next to me when I came out of Costco. I think they stuffed some plastic under my “low rider”. I noticed the smell as I drove across 10th Street, then noticed the same 2 guys in my mirror following me. Maybe thought I would need help. I drove about 7 miles, through intersections, around corners, through parking lots and they followed behind me. I drove to the tire store, where the guys put it up on the rack and pealed off the plastic melted to the bottom of my exhaust system.

        • Joe
          November 17, 2013 at 12:50 am

          You have obviously never had to rely on a “surveillance video” to ID someone, all you get is a grainy picture of two guys with baggy pants, white t-shirts and shaved heads, like I said, every Hispanic gang banger in town. Besides what are the chances a camera is pointed at any random area of a parking lot.

        • Joe
          November 17, 2013 at 12:56 am

          If you call them for assault with a deadly weapon or burglary in progress or shots fired I assure you, they’ll show up right away.

    • Cee
      November 15, 2013 at 8:44 am

      Wait, you KNOW that is not right….don’t we have ANYONE out here that cares about people getting “taken” by these predators?

      • ...
        November 21, 2013 at 6:40 am

        Apparently not in Lancaster…

    • Jessica Merrill
      November 16, 2013 at 12:01 pm

      Thank you very much for posting!!! How is this not a crime?!? It’s fraud!!

  26. CaliGirl
    November 14, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    I could post here all day. You parents know about common core right, I hope?

    How about agenda 21?

    • Kaydee
      November 14, 2013 at 1:37 pm

      I keep hearing about this common core standard but I don’t for the life of me really understand it. I can’t get past all the mumbo jumbo on the website. Can someone explain it in plain english for someone like me with a H.S. diploma and a couple of college courses? LOL!

  27. CaliGirl
    November 14, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I hope everyone knows the Pacific ocean is in a death spiral and not to eat ANYTHING that comes from that ocean, including TUNA & SOCKEYE SALMON, Fukushima has been dumping contaminated water into the Pacific basically ever since the accident, when you consume radiated food, the radiation does not leave your body. If you think cancer is out of control right now, give it another 5 yr., it is about to skyrocket.

    Did you know commercial farmed chicken has been fed arsenic for a very long time, arsenic accumulates over time so chicken has had it in concentrated doses. They are just now finally admitting to this and promising to remove it from the feed but as it turns out, now we are moving a lot of out chicken production to China (much fewer safety regulations) where who knows what will put in it and we can become even more dependent on outside sources for our survival.

  28. Letlow
    November 14, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I just finished reading the Facebook comments under the story about the new Palmdale Transit apartments. What a crying shame!! Classism in this Valley is out of control! Don’t you people realize that to the people down the hill we’re all the same? They’re already looking down on us, no need to add to it by looking down on each other as well. Let’s all work together to move this Valley forward!! *End rant*

    • Tak
      November 14, 2013 at 11:44 am

      Amen brother.

    • Really?
      November 14, 2013 at 8:41 pm

      Soooo, if they were looking down at us at the time, why did they come here with all their filthy baggage?!?! This valley was nearly pristine before the onslaught.

      That’s NOT classism dude, it’s the bloody damnTRUTH!!

      • NIMBY
        November 16, 2013 at 7:18 am

        “Forward” is really backwards.

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